Wire & Cable
By Mary Del
Sept. 15, 2014 – Helukabel unveiled its newest control cable to join the TRAYCONTROL family at the 2014 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS). The TRAYCONTROL 550 TPE is a flexible, oil-resistant control cable with blue- or red-coloured conductors that is approved for open, unprotected installation in cable trays from power sources/control units to the machine. The TRAYCONTROL 550 TPE was developed to help offset the need for PUR cables in tray applications. The specially blended TPE has been designed to perform as well as standard PUR cables with the added benefit of being able to transition from cable trays to free air, an installation method not permitted for PUR cables, the company says. The special combination of TC-ER, PLTC-ER and ITC-ER allows this cable to be used as a connecting cable for AC, DC or control wiring in accordance with NFPA 79 Edition 2007.